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Pops Ensemble’s Don’t Stop Believin’

Lakeside Pride's Don't Stop Believin' promotional artwork

Over the past several months, we’ve all grown a new level of tenacity to achieve great things despite all odds.  We’ve overcome, we’re still believin’, and we’re ready to debut the newest Lakeside Pride performing group — the Lakeside Pride Pops Ensemble!  Our inaugural program melds inspiration to celebrate ourselves with the music of Lady Gaga, reflection on past achievements with Julie Giroux’s To Walk with Wings, courage to make big changes as expressed through songs by Elton John, and the hope that the present has brought us with Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing.  But we’re not giving away the whole night here — you have to see the show to find out all we have in store.  As we mark our 25th season, be a part of adding a whole new branch to our family tree!

COVID precautions

  • All patrons must provide either proof of complete vaccination or a negative PCR test result taken with 72 hours of the event.   Paper and digital copies are accepted.
  • All Lakeside Pride performers are required to prove vaccination status to participate in our ensembles.
  • Masks worn over nose and mouth are required at all times in the performance hall.
  • If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID or any other communicable illness, please stay home.

About This Season

Lakeside Pride Music Ensembles presents its 25th anniversary season “Silver Linings.”  Founded in 1997, the musicians of Lakeside Pride built a chosen family at a time when acceptance and rights for LGBTQ people looked very different than they do today.  Through rough times and good, we’ve found joy in unexpected silver linings.

About Lakeside Pride

Lakeside Pride Music Ensembles is Chicago’s premier family of performance groups for members and friends of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community. Home to four major ensembles – Jazz Orchestra, Marching Band, Pops Ensemble, and Symphonic Band – plus over a dozen chamber ensembles, the organization offers a diverse musical experience for both its audience and members.
Is an all-gender restroom available? Yes
Is the location ADA-accessible? Yes
Is there a flat path from the street to the rehearsal or performance space? Yes
Will there be strobe lights or lasers? No
Will there be smoke machines? No
Will there be percussion beyond what one would typically expect for this type of event? (E.g. will there be pyrotechnics?) No
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Feb 12 2022


7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Logan Center for the Arts
915 E 60th St


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